Jan 2, 2012

Motorola Xoom tablet gets a price cut

Price cut seems to be the new weapon in the arsenal of tablet makers in India battling tough competition from Apple's iPad. After Reasearch In Motion (RIM), which recently slashed the prices of its PlayBook tablet by as much as 50%, it's now Motorola India.

According to a report in Android OS, the company has reportedly slashed the prices of its Honeycomb-powered tablet Xoom in the Indian market. While the report doesn't mention the exact price cut, it states that various online stores are selling the tablet at sharply reduced prices.

The report states that the online retailer Flipkart is selling the Wi-Fi 32GB version of the tablet for Rs 26,500, while Koovs is selling the same model for Rs 21,500 and the Wi-Fi+3G model for Rs 25,000.

Earlier, the 32GB 3G version of Xoom was priced at Rs 33,000 and Wi-Fi version was selling for around Rs 31,000. Xoom is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, includes a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, HDMI output with 32GB of inbuilt memory which can be expanded with microSD cards. The tablet is also set to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Last week, the Canadian firm RIM slashed the prices of its PlayBook tablet by more than half to cash in on the festive season and rising demand for tablet PCs in India.

Buoyed by the response, the company has now extended the discount, which was earlier slated to end on Dec 31, 2011, by a week.

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